Children in Year 3 should read most nights of the week for at least 15 minutes and record the books they read in their Reading Record Book.
If your child is struggling to read fluently by Year 3, they will benefit from extra phonics teaching or extra reading practice 1:1 or being in a small group with a teacher or teaching assistant. Lots of research has shown that children can catch up and keep up when they get the right help.
Parents sometimes worry about their child feeling singled out if they go out of class for extra help. Please don’t be concerned. It’s very common for children to have extra help at some time or another, and not just for reading. So children just tend to see it as a normal part of the school day, and they really love the extra attention!
There are lots of simple things you can do at home to help your child learn to read.